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I Wanna Be Literated #269
BOOKS

Illegitimate AuthorityFacing the Challenges of Our Timeby C.J Polychroniou Do I need to tell you who Noam Chomsky is? I don’t, right? If you don’t know who he is, you’d best Google him and learn about the stuff he’s written and said. Whether you agree with his...

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
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The Classics 044
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 20th Anniversary 5LP Super Deluxe Edition Box Set by The Flaming Lips. While The Flaming Lips had already established themselves in the pop and rock communities by the time Yoshimi Battles...

Thursday, 14 September 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #131
4K/Blu-Ray

Superman I-IV5-Film Collection Boy did we forget the giant favor the Superman movies did for us in the 70s. The 70s! Can you believe that? Superhero movies had a life before they became the unstoppable monster they are now (even though they are showing signs of...

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
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Ted Leo & The Pharmacists live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA, [09-07-23]
LIVE MUSIC

Seeing Ted Leo play live is not something I take lightly. It’s deeply embedded in my DNA at this point. It’s something I started doing 20 years ago with people who would go on to become some of my closest friends. Seeing Ted Leo and listening to him is more than...

Friday, 08 September 2023
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TV Party Tonight! #130
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Rocky: The Knockout Collection Growing up I was both a Schwarzenegger and Stallone fan. Maybe more a Schwarzenegger fan because he seemed tough, scary, and a lovable goof. Of course I loved Stallone in Rocky, Judge Dredd, and Demolition Man, but I think at the time I...

Wednesday, 06 September 2023
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Spotlight: Teeth
FEATURES

WHO: Die Spitz WHAT: Teeth WHY: Is this an EP or a short full length? Who knows! Those riffs, man. Those riffs! Every song on this album is absolutely brutal and full of hooks. It’s punk with a heavy lean on metal and rocks from top to bottom. There’s nothing...

Thursday, 31 August 2023
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Ground Control’ Back to School Guide 2023
FEATURES

What a mild Summer we’ve been having in New England, but what a FIERCE Back to School Guide we have in store for you this time. Ho, ho, you didn’t think we’d forget about you, did you? This year’s guide follows a familiar format including products you’re...

Monday, 28 August 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 617
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The Hold SteadyThe Price of Progress I think I’ve said this before, but the Hold Steady are one of those bands that suffers from Monty Python syndrome, in the sense that it’s good, but the most annoying people in the world will not shut the fuck about it. Have you...

Monday, 21 August 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 616
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Urban et Orbi LP by Urban Junior. It doesn’t seem like this should be true on paper but, in the fourteen cuts which comprise Urban et Orbi, Urban Junior shows those listeners who come upon the album the future of pop....

Saturday, 19 August 2023
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Vinyl Vlog 615
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Porterhouse Records reissue of the View From The Bottom EP by The Modernettes. What Porterhouse Records has been doing over the last couple of years has proven to be pretty thought-provoking. The label had already...

Saturday, 19 August 2023
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